As we are not huge dessert people, I am always looking for dessert recipes that are not too sweet and can be whipped up in a couple of minutes. This recipe for Ricotta with Honey, Cinnamon and Berries was perfect for Greek date night.
Ricotta with Honey, Cinnamon and Berries
I found this recipe on the Epicurious website and adapted it slightly. You can find the original recipe here.
2 cups ricotta cheese
3 tbsp honey
3/4 tsp vanilla extract
2 cups mixed berries
1 tbsp lemon juice
1 tbsp sugar
Blend the ricotta cheese, honey, cinnamon and vanilla extract together in a food processor or immersion blender.
This can be made a day ahead. Refrigerate and stir before using.
Combine the berries, lemon juice and sugar. Let stand at room temperature for at least 30 minutes.
Mold in a ramekin or serve in a wine glass.
Top with berries and serve.
I’ve adapted this recipe to make it less sweet. Taste as you go along and add more honey / sugar if you want it sweeter.
In the original recipe cream cheese is added to make a smoother dessert as the ricotta can be quite grainy on its own. I did not have cream cheese so left it out and it was fine. A little bit of yoghurt should also be a nice addition to the ricotta mixture.
This was the perfect dessert after Greek meatball soup (starter) and Lamb Kleftiko (main course) for our Greek date night.